The Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Rev John McDowell, was the celebrant and preacher at a Thanksgiving Service of Holy Communion on Passion Sunday, April 3, to mark the 90th anniversary of the consecration of St Polycarp’s, Finaghy.
Covid-19 restrictions as they applied to parishes in Connor Diocese and across the Church of Ireland were officially lifted on Monday April 4.
The Retired Clergy Association (Northern Ireland) recently held its first meeting for over two and a half years, when 25 members came together in the parish church of St Philip and St James, Holywood.
Clergy and children’s ministry leaders from across the diocese attended a School Assembly training event hosted by All Aboard – Connor Children’s Ministry and Scripture Union on March 30.
A lively discussion involving around 50 representatives from churches, schools and a range of other key organisations with a role in education took place in Portadown, on March 25 with a view to helping our children and young people to reach their full potential.
Parishioners in Whitehead and Islandmagee have successfully walked almost 4,000 miles, and have formed a special partnership with a church in Washington DC in the process.
Engage Connor Youth and All Aboard – Connor Children’s Ministry will be running two evenings for any new leaders to children’s and youth ministry during May.